Unitarian Chapel

Listed Buildings in Ipswich: No 5 Unitarian Chapel

The Unitarian Chapel – previously the St Nicholas Meeting House – dates from the 17th Century and is not only one of the oldest surviving building in the town but also the oldest surviving timber-framed chapel in East Anglia. Just yards away from Ipswich’s youngest listed building, Norman Foster’s Willis Building, it has been home to various religious denominations in it’s 300 plus years. The finely preserved predominantly wooden interior has box pews on the ground floor overlooked by a balcony on three sides. At one time male worshippers would have sat downstairs and the women up above, as in a Jewish synagogue.

A far far better description can be found at www.suffolkchurches.co.uk.

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